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Why google search engine has been replaced by imesh.com? How to restore google search engine in Firefox?


'Google Search Engine in Firefox has been replaced by i mesh.com without my consent and knowledge. I have tried all possible way to restore Google search engine in fire fox without any success. Hence I require help to restore Google search engine in Firefox earliest.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

From 11th July 2011 midnight

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:
  • Version
  • Java Plug-in 1.4.1_01 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.4"
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r153
  • Picasa plugin
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Office Live Update v1.3
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0

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There may be multiple parts to this issue, based on past discussions.

(1) iMesh Media Bar add-on

This add-on may be hijacking your home page and location bar search. If you don't need this toolbar, you can uninstall it using the Windows Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Look for "Media Bar".

After uninstalling, restart Firefox and check here to make sure it's gone:

orange Firefox button or Tools menu > Add-ons > Extensions category

(2) Reset your home page

Visit the page you want to be your home page and then check out the methods described in this article: How to set the home page | How to | Firefox Help.

(3) Location bar search

If this was changed, you can change it back to Google using the tips in this thread: How do I get FF4 to use Google's I'm feeling lucky feature? | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help.

Does it work?